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Universal Backlot...Leaving?

Universal Studios Hollywood: I don't get why the Universal Backlot is leaving...THAT MEANS NO MORE STUDIO TOUR!! Studio Tour is like one of the best attractions in USH. I need to know if it's leaving!!

From Josh Rexvani
Posted March 27, 2006 at 5:07 PM
Is it true that the Backlot is going to leave? When? Where? WHY?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Robert Niles
Posted March 27, 2006 at 5:07 PM
No. Universal simply is devising yet another master plan for developing undeveloped land on its backlot.

http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200603/71/

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 27, 2006 at 8:38 PM
Well MGM got ride of their backlot tour (sorta) so maybe it is just an attraction going out of style with the "behind the scenes" on DVDs. THats just my observation!

From Robert Niles
Posted March 27, 2006 at 10:09 PM
Nah. D-MGM's tour blew because there was so little actual filming that took place there. USH's tour shows you real sets, and changes daily due to shooting skeds on the back lot. Yes, it's lost much allure, thanks to DVD extras, but I can't see the tour going away anytime soon. What I would like to see is better use of the land in and around the park to create more immersive, interactive attractions.

From Josh Rexvani
Posted March 27, 2006 at 10:44 PM
What Rides does MGM have?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 28, 2006 at 7:34 AM
If you are being serious they have Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster, The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, and the Tram Tour. These are the attractions that actually move!

From Robert Casterline
Posted March 28, 2006 at 8:00 AM
I have never been on any Universal tours since I am not fond of the park. But, I think their other attractions need work before they try to update a tour.

From Josh Rexvani
Posted March 28, 2006 at 12:18 PM
No MGM, is in Orlando of Disney. Its a themepark, I'm talking about in the real MGM United Artist Studios Studio Tour, I was wondering if there are rides there.

From Greg S
Posted March 28, 2006 at 4:31 PM
"What these leaves out, of course, is theme parks. Universal officials got burned a decade ago by neighbors with plans to expand the entertainment zone. In the LAT, Universal president Ron Meyer distanced the company from those plans. "

That ruins a bit of the chances of a big section of new rides. They do have their selves in an awkward position. Seems as though they have limited room. But, I'm sure they'll find a way around this, and build a few more rides.

*crosses fingers*

From bla bla
Posted March 31, 2006 at 1:56 PM
I think it is really stupid if the rumors are true. Everyone knows that USF is way better than USH and the only thing that keeps a west coast person from going to Florida is the studio tour hoping to see someone famous. I saw Tom Cruise filming War of the Worlds and it was ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING so I think if they take that away USH will never see the light of day again, at least until they find something better?

From Chris Walton
Posted April 1, 2006 at 12:08 PM
Although I have never been to USH, I've always been under the impression that they don't have as much to offer as Universal Orlando. Don't get me wrong, I would still love to go primarily for the studio backlot tour, but I feel this is the ONLY thing USH has over Universal Orlando. Even most of the duplicate attractions at Universal Orlando are supposedly better than at USH most notably Revenge of the Mummy. USH MUST KEEP THE TOUR!

From Ty With held
Posted April 1, 2006 at 4:33 PM
When I rode the ST I didn't see any celebrity... <_<

From Jon F
Posted April 2, 2006 at 6:39 PM
Waterworld....

But it's good to hear they might expand.

From christian bowman
Posted July 1, 2006 at 10:26 PM
i have a friend that works at universal ansd the your is not going anywhere and there are new attractions comming to universal hollywood in 2007

From chris neumann
Posted July 21, 2006 at 10:40 PM
I never heard nothing about the backlot leaving. I hope it's not true. Thats the best part of the theme park. Chris

From Erik Yates
Posted July 22, 2006 at 3:57 AM
Thats really the only real constant at that park isnt it? The backlot has even went through a few changes recently.

From Chris Walton
Posted July 22, 2006 at 9:29 AM
Here are two great links to the USH Studio Tour...
http://etixland.com/uni/USH/ush.htm
http://www.theatrecrafts.com/studiotour/ush/index.html

From Jon F
Posted August 20, 2006 at 5:37 AM
..

Sorry. Old thread. My apologies.

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